Schools in New York City were closed today thanks to snow storm Hercules, not Dante de Blasio. That's right, new Mayor Bill De Blasio's son did not influence his father's decision to close schools today, even though people certainly tried to persuade him to do so:

                                    

Alas, the struggle of having a public official as a parent. However, desperate kids across the city got their wish, and they too will be shoveling the day away, just like Dante.

Mom has spoken. Flourish with that shovel today, just like your old man.

[via Gothamist]